Friday, January 23, 2009


I love iTunes.

My nice honey got me an iTunes gift card for Christmas and I had so much fun last week looking up new music and artists. Junior Mint got his own gift card (for his shiny new ipod shuffle) and together we made some fun discoveries. Below is a list of some of my favorites. Look 'em up or listen to the ones on my playlist. Tell me what you think! Then maybe you can tell me the last few things you've downloaded. I love music recommendations even more than I love new books.

1. M79 by Vampire Weekend (punk with a harpsichord. awesome.)

2. Stefano Barone (Look this guy up on youtube. The way he plays guitar is beautiful to see and hear.)

3. You Don't Know Me At All by the Weepies (All of their songs so far, really. Pop folk. Some are on the playlist below.)

4. Saint Behind the Glass by Los Lobos (You'll recognize this if you liked Nach Libre.)

5. G. Love (He's not new to me, but he's got a cool new album. Seriously--look this guy up. He helped get Jack Johnson going.)

6. Jai Ho from the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack. (It's got a lot of artists and is also on the playlist below. Great dance music. Nice Indian flair.)

7. Alicia Keys. (Not new...she's my music idol. Listen to some of my fav's below. Karmastition is made for dancing. Love her.)

8. There are so many free podcasts, but one I like is Dan Carlin's Extreme History. Episode # 18, an interview with James Burke is my favorite so far. He's no historian, but is very accessible.

In an unrelated aside, you should click on the Seriously So Blessed link in the Blogs I Dig section on the left. We're voting for the winner of her awesome makeover contest. Unfortunately the girl I nominated didn't make it, but some other really great girls did. It's a good time to be in Utah for them.


Melissa said...

Bry's a big Weepies fan! They are great :)

Lori said...

I have been listening to Muse (of course), Jack's Mannequin, an alternative group called Spoon, and have been listening to "Lost" by Michael Buble over and over and over again!!!

Stephanie said...

Joshua Radin - seriously - if you like the Weepies - you will LOVE him. Well, I think. I do...we're going to see him live next month. His song "Sky" with Ingrid Michaelson - awesome. I actually prefer his newest album - Simple Times over We Were Here. Anyway, give him a listen.

I also LOVE iTunes.

GrowingRopers said...

this count as homeschooling? it would have taken me forever to find all this new stuff!!! :)

M said...

Actually saw G Love open for Jack Johnson last summer and was pleasantly surprised...will have to check out his new album...also like the Weepies...First heard the World Spins Maddly On, which despite being overplayed is quite is Gotta Have You off Say I Am You...hmm...would recommend Dave Barnes, Matt Wertz, and Matt Nathanson...and my quasi-addiction to iTunes has actually come up twice in the last two days...but I figure there are worse things to waste money on...

marita sarelli said...

Hopelessly out of date on the music scene. Thanks for all the suggestions just in time for a Saturday dance party.

Jen said...

HIP-HIP HORRAY! I am so glad to see that you changed your music list! (no offense to kermit) BUt man, I like your background cool! As you know, I love all kinds of music! JUst take a gander at my's kind of long.

Jessica said...

Thanks for referring to the blog "Seriously So Blessed". It made me realize how blessed I am to have my husband, kids, and family in my life. These woman are all very inspiring! You can also be put into the category of SUPERMOM! You are amazing!